Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing
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After a wonderfully long flight, I've arrived safely in Beijing! What an amazing city...ancient Chinese architecture of royal families intermingled with the most modern skyscrapers...welcome to China. Such a history here through the hundreds of years of dynasties, and such a future as China positions itself in our globalized society and economy. So …
Heathrow was pretty painless but BA seem to be on another of their mad cost cutting regimes. Their latest is measuring carry on bags. I was carrying a backpack but was some how exluded. A good 10 hour flight to Beijing and then we met up with our fellow tour members. Not a bad bunch but it's early days. Staying at the Nikko New Century Hotel. Not a …
... I had the most delicious burger i have yet to encounter in China. I would put it on par with a Portland Killer Burger, but I might be biased after several months of deprivation. Real beef, bacon, sauteed onion, onion rings, egg, tomato, lettuce, seeded mustard, barbeque sauce, and ketchup. I was in heaven. Chris, of course, had limited options, and ended up with basic fried rice. After that, we headed off to prepare for the day ahead. We were going to ...
... work, the architecture and the feel was all how I had thought it would be. I really felt I was somewhere else. I mean, despite the hoards of Chinese tourists takings pictures every other second so not to miss a thing. It really struck me how ornate the buildings were, the colours and the regal feel to their design was obvious. I wondered around the city for a good few hours and paid extra to go in some of the 'special' parts, such as a garden area. From a palace I had ...
... and karaoke on the cards over the next week or so. Last night a bunch of us went to the night market nearby, which was great. The food there is delicious and so cheap (and they informed me no one has got I'll from it yet!). A huge slice of some 'Chinese pizza' for only 10p! And 5p ice lollies!
Today has been a rest day, catching up on lost sleep and exploring the campus but teaching starts tomorrow. Bring on camp 2!
Lots of love to everyone at home,
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Nikko New Century Beijing
The hotel was better than I was expecting having enough facilities within the complex to cater for pretty much any Westernised visitors requirements.
The rooms were clean and spacious even the budget ones. The wifi was only available within the lobby but there were data access points in the rooms and they supplied a connecting cable for a laptop so no complaints there.
Drinking water was supplied and replenished daily.
The main restaurant was pleasant and bright and service was good, there were several other restaurants but we only tried one which served traditional Chinese food and was excellent.
On the whole would recommend this hotel to anyone vistiong Beijing.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.